Free antivirus for home use - scans for viruses, worms and trojans.
Avast! free antivirus is a free complete icsa certified antivirus software for home noncommercial use. avast! obtained vb100% awards in 2002/4 virus bulletin comparative reviews under windows.
avast! free antivirus includes the following components:
- on demand scanner - with skinnable simple interface - just select what do you want to scan in which way and press the play button.
- on access scanner - resident scanning of all files being opened, read and written and behavior blocker monitoring dangerous actions of viruses.
- e-mail scanner easily integrates with most mail clients and it checks both incoming and outgoing mails, it provides heuristic analysis of mail content to protect against new worms.
- network shield - scans traffic for malicious content - lightweight firewall.
- resident protection for im programs (e.g. msn messenger, icq) and p2p programs (e.g. kazaa, directconnect).
- boot time scanner - scans disks in the same way and in the same time as windows chkdsk does (on nt/2000/xp only).
- explorer scanner - right click on the object allows you to scan it.
- screen saver scanner - scans pc during your coffee breaks.
- virus chest - safety isolated folder to store infected, suspicious and even some system files - to restore them.
avast! free antivirus is available in english, french, german, italian, japaneese, polish, portuguese, russian, spanish and other languages - check http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html to download avast! in your language.
note: free registration is required after 30 days. a free license key is easily obtained from the convenient registration form within the program interface.